Joined May 28 2015
Geelong Street Rodders
Hello everyone. John Noble from the Geelong Street Rodders here...
As a 17 year-old, my first "hot rod" was a modified EK Holden station wagon, which gave way to a street-registered X2-powered HD Holden, which held quite a few drag racing records.
When this wore out, it was replaced by a black GTR LC Torana which also went very very well & was well-known around the McCann Street, Geelong circuit. In between these cars, was a 1949 Rover which looked good, but performed miserably, and a stocky pure-white FJ Holden.
After a few more modified street cars, I obtained a 1959 Morris 1000 windowless van that I had sign-written & used for years, to advertising the family business.
My first REAL hot rod was a '23 T-Bucket that went very well after I replaced the original motor & tranny with a fire-breathing monster 308 & Trimatic.
For the next few years I ran the '29 Ford Tourer, which certainly is no "tyre-fryer", just a cruiser.
At the moment I have a 1947 Bedforf utility based on a WB Holden chassis, with a mild 253 & Trimatic:- a 1940 Commer pick-up, based on a Hi-Lux chassis & powered by a Holden 304 & T700 :- a 1949 2-door Ford Anglia (Popular) in a million pieces, and a 1947 4-door Ford Prefect, on a custom made & engineered chassis, with an early Buick V6 & Auto.
I recently sold a 1959 Thames panel van & a 1962 Prefect panel van, as I had too many projects, and only four sheds to fit them in.
There is also a 1990 Lexus LS400 that was purchased primarily for the "1-UZ-FE" V8 & 4-speed electronic auto, but that turned out to be far too good a car to wreck, so I use that to get me to the ASRF DC meetings once a month.
I'm always on the lookout for new projects, but sanity is starting to kick-in & curtail the collection.
I love looking at other hot rods being constructed, to obtain inspiration for my own cars.
The saying that I love the most, is..
"Life is far too short to drive boring cars",
followed very closely by ..
"You may not like me, but you'll never be bored around me".